Hypselodoris obscura

Scientific name Hypselodoris obscura
Descriptor Rüppel & Leuckart
Year of description 1831
IUCN category NE
Family Chromodorididae
Genus Hypselodoris
Hypselodoris obscura Hypselodoris obscura

Introduction

Hypselodoris obscura is a salt water mollusc.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Size
    3 - 6 cm
  • Colours
    vivid
  • Mimicry
    coral
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    ponctuations
  • Type
  • Size
    3 - 6 cm
  • Colours
    vivid
  • Mimicry
    coral
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    ponctuations

How to recognize Hypselodoris obscura ?

Hypselodoris obscura measures between 3 and 6 cm. This mollusc is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, noir, beige and gris body. The also has jaune and noir ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    solitary
  • Way of living
    diurnal
  • Venomous
    No
  • Diet
    grazer

Hypselodoris obscura is a mollusc solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui forme des rubans d'œufs

Hypselodoris obscura is a mollusc ovipare qui forme des rubans d'œufs.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    20 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 30 m
  • Environment
    Free benthic

Biotope presentation

Hypselodoris obscura is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species - TERRENCE M. GOSLINER - REBECCA F. JOHNSON - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society - 1999.

Nudibranchs of the World - TERRENCE M. GOSLINER - REBECCA F. JOHNSON - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society - 0. , Rudie H. Kuiter

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